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"when i discover that i am accepted and loved as a person, with my strengths and weaknesses, when i discover that i carry within myself a secret, the secret of my uniqueness, then i can begin to open up to others and respect their secret.
each human being, however small or weak, has something to bring to humanity. as we start to really get to know others, as we begin to listen to each other's stories, things begin to change. we begin the movement from exclusion to inclusion, from fear to trust, from closeness to openness, from judgment to prejudice to forgiveness and understanding. it is a movement of the heart." [j. vanier]